“To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?” - Queen Elizabeth II
Reading the Bible from start to finish can be daunting. A Bible reading plan can help, especially in a group setting with some accountability. In January of this year, a group of us began the journey using Marek Zabriskie’s The Bible Challenge: Read the Bible in a Year. I’ve enjoyed our rich conversations, theological reflections, and the wisdom gleaned from God’s word. There is no inopportune time to start. The first time I read through the Bible in a year, I started in the fall - and not in Genesis! Getting through the entire Bible doesn’t even have to be your goal; simply reading some chapters for the first time or rereading them to more deeply understand the stories you grew up learning about holds great value. Whatever your method, taking time each day for this spiritual discipline will allow you to experience God’s truth and wisdom and to notice new fruit flourishing in your lives. This summer, I have offered two bible studies online: one on Ezra and the other on Galatians. Our last study for this season will be on Tuesday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom to study the book of Isaiah. Isaiah is a much longer book, so while I have encouraged reading it in advance, I’ll say here that it is in no way required. The hour-long study will begin with an overview of the entire book and will then shift to highlight portions that have been referenced within the New Testament. I hope you will consider joining us to nourish your spirit and renew your faith in a new way.